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  • 38
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    There is a funny movie to be made from the outrageous egos and excesses of rap music. Death of a Dynasty is not that movie. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    There are some funny moments and amusing cameos, but it's not enough to elevate this project's slapdash approach. show more

  • 40
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While those in the know will undoubtedly find something to appreciate in the film's wide-ranging if amateurish stabs at satire, the vast majority will feel left out of a private joke. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The picture repeats itself a lot, but Dash is a good sport in poking barbed fun at the PR machinations of today's music business. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A mockumentary that veers unsteadily between satire and an infomercial for Dash's Roc-A-Fella records. show more

  • 25
    Baltimore Sun

    "This Is Spinal Tap" was brilliantly funny. Death of a Dynasty? Well, the movie is just dead. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Inspired mockumentary-a-clef so clotted with in-jokes that it should come with a crib sheet. show more

  • 75
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    An amiably raucous, scorched-earth mockumentary. show more

  • 60
    Washington Post

    Well shot and edited, Death of a Dynasty is hardly a comedy classic, but it's frequently on target. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    Dynasty is less interesting as a film than as a winking gloss on hip-hop's assembly line of beats, beefs, and B-list lyricists. That said, Capone does a killer dancin' Dash, James Toback's Lyor Cohen is a riot, and multi-credited comedian Kevin Hart should have his own Chappelleian series. show more

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